Sean Naftel

Sister

Lauren's intends to pull the viewer in with familiar cozy forms and treatment. Her kitschy nostalgic aesthetic with dark sexual tones; a sickeningly cozy attraction that uncomfortably or curiously seduce the viewer. The topics of gender identity and sexuality are combined with familiarity of nostalgia. She's  playful with regards to the relationship between surface, ornamentation, and form. Combining commercially mass produced molds and decals, discarded tchotchkes, and common crafting materials. Each piece comes with a narrative, each an individual conversation that reflects personal history. Ornamentation camouflaging dirty secrets and a bricolage of personal and shared memories.